The perfect gift that lasts all year long.
Adopt one of our animals and become part of our zoo family.

The Staten Island Zoo family of animals has grown to more than 1,200 individuals, representing over 300 species of wildlife: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects and aquatic animals. Many animals in our zoo family are endangered, threatened or vulnerable in the wild. These animals need our care more than ever! Our programs and mission have the potential to be important agents of change in creating a sustainable future and ensuring the conservation of species and habitats on a global scale.

The Staten Island Zoo is able to provide exceptional care for these animals’ health needs and their specialized diets each and every day!

Your adoption helps us to be sure all the special dietary needs of our animals are met year round.  Annually at the Staten Island Zoo, we use:

  • 5,000 pounds of meat for the leopards, hornbills, fossa, foxes and opossum

  • 1,000 pounds of fish (capelin, salon, herring) for the eagles and otters

  • 12,000 pounds of grain and seed for waterfowl and other birds

  • 27,000 pounds of grain for Children’s Center animals and oryx

  • 2,500 pounds of grain for our mammal collection

  • 10,000 pounds of hay for our ponies, tortoises, sheep, goats, cow and alpacas

  • 54,600 pounds of produce (fruits, vegetables, greens) for our primates and reptiles

  • 9,400 eggs

Adopt an animal today and help us keep these animals healthy, fed and ready to see you when you visit the zoo!


Benefits include:
Certificate of Adoption  •  Animal Fact Sheet  •  Photo of Adopted Animal

» Egyptian Cobra
» Southern Tamandua (lesser anteater)
» Galapagos Tortoise
» Ring-tailed Lemur



Benefits include:
Certificate of Adoption  •  Animal Fact Sheet  •  Photo of Adopted Animal  •  Five complimentary admissions

» Scimitar Horned Oryx
» Black and White Ruffed Lemur
» Ostrich
» Southern Cassowary


Benefits include:
Certificate of adoption  •  Animal fact sheet  •  Photo of Adopted Animal  •  Five complimentary admissions  •  Leopard or Sloth stuffed animal

» Amur Leopard
» Hoffman’s two-toed Sloth

To adopt an animal at the Staten Island Zoo …
Please call 718-442-3100 ext 20.

All adoptions are good for one year.

A unique gift for the animal lover … of any age !

Click here to download an Adopt an Animal application

For more information, call the Zoo at 718-442-3100, ext. 20